Peridynamics: A Nonlocal Continuum Theory

  • Etienne Emmrich
  • Richard B. Lehoucq
  • Dimitri Puhst
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 89)


The peridynamic theory is a nonlocal theory of continuum mechanics based on an integro-differential equation without spatial derivatives, which can be easily applied in the vicinity of cracks, where discontinuities in the displacement field occur. In this paper we give a survey on important analytical and numerical results and applications of the peridynamic theory.


Peridynamics Nonlocal model Continuum mechanics 



The authors are grateful to Stephan Kusche and Henrik Büsing for the numerical simulation of the Kalthoff–Winkler experiment (see Fig. 3).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Etienne Emmrich
    • 1
  • Richard B. Lehoucq
    • 2
  • Dimitri Puhst
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für MathematikTU BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Multiphysics Simulation TechnologiesSandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA

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